10 years of the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

We have delighted in bringing you the 6th biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition and thank you for helping us celebrate the event's 10th birthday. 

In late November, we donated $100,000 to Cranford Hospice as a result of the 2018 exhibition, taking our overall donations to our local hospice to $321,000 since 2008.

Thank you to everyone who helped out, and everyone who came along to the exhibition, for playing a part in this great contribution to such a vital community service in Hawke’s Bay.

We hope to see you all again in November 2020!

Exhibition Background

The inaugural Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition was held in 2008. Over the six five-day exhibitions in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, around 27,000 visitors have been welcomed to Round Pond Garden to view and purchase works from Hawke's Bay and New Zealand artists.

The exhibition is a sister event of the Hospice Holly Trail and the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction, which also raise funds for Cranford Hospice.

In recognition of their promotion of civic pride and community identity through quality landscape and public art in the region, Mike and Julie Russell were awarded the 2009 Jeremy Dwyer Supreme Award and the Landscape and Public Art Award from the Landmarks Trust of the Hastings District Council.